Photography is a way of actualizing time.
Name: Violet Parr
Hometown: At the moment, Sydney
Style of photography: Digital
Type of camera(s): Sometimes I feel like people fixate on equipment too much… Past a medium level of quality I don’t think it matters what you are using. I used to work in a studio in Sydney, so a lot of my work is shot on a digital Hasselblad through to Canon Mk1s and Nikon D series. I’ll use anything, as long as it works. I have a bunch of film/polaroid cameras I like to romanticize with. I also own a Canon 5D but I quite like my Casio 3.2mp. It’s really noisy and sometimes the screen doesn’t work. It doesn’t bother me so much
What gives you inspiration?
Imperfections. NYC in the winter. Details. Things that don’t seem important. Motivations… and the people behind them.
What are your influences?
Concepts, perspective and style drawn from artists, photographers, writers, directors, cinematographers and their films:
Elephant. Gummo. Buffalo ’66. Lost in Translation. Rushmore. Somersault. Mister Lonely. The King. Being John Malkovich. Mary Ellen Mark. August Sander. Keith Arnatt. Ari Marcopoulos. The Gum Theif. Lance Acord. Harris Savides. Bob Humphreys. Susan Stitt. Joel Pront. Daniel Askill. Tracey Emin. Tauba Auerbach.
Why did you choose these photos?
I like them.
What does photography mean to you?
A way of actualizing time.
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